Definitions need to be precise and consistent: A Reply to Haslam with suggestions for the future

Cypryańska, Marzena; Nezlek, John B.; Jaskółowska, Aleksandra; Formanowicz, Magdalena Maria (2017). Definitions need to be precise and consistent: A Reply to Haslam with suggestions for the future. The Journal of social psychology, 157(2), pp. 148-151. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/00224545.2017.1282851

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In his reply to our critique of research on self-humanizing, Haslam claims that we used a narrow definition of self-humanizing that ignored the evidence from the correlational research he and his colleagues have done. We disagree. First, we relied upon a definition of self-humanizing based upon comparative judgments that Haslam and colleagues have consistently used. Second, we were well aware of the correlational research he and his colleagues have done. We simply did not think, and do not think, these correlations verified the existence of self-humanizing as defined. In his reply, Haslam offered a new definition of self-humanizing that defines self-humanizing in terms of correlations between comparative judgments and ratings of how much traits reflect human nature. Although we believe this change represents some progress, numerous issues in the study of self-humanizing remain to be resolved. We offer some suggestions for future research on this important topic.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Formanowicz, Magdalena Maria

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0022-4545

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Magdalena Maria Formanowicz

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2017 08:31

Last Modified:

12 Jul 2017 08:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00224545.2017.1282851

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/96100

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